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Fury After "Biggest Elephant In Africa In 50 Years" Is Reportedly Killed By Hunter

Months after the death of Cecil the lion, a huge elephant was apparently shot by a hunter who paid £39,000 for a permit.<p>Three months after the killing of Cecil the lion, a German hunter has reportedly shot one of the largest elephants ever seen in Zimbabwe.<p>The elephant had reportedly never been …

Former Guantanamo detainee has left UK to join Isil

Security services did not stop Jamal Al Harif from leaving the country<p>A former Guantanamo detainee has allegedly being able to leave the UK and join Isil without the security services stopping him.<p>Jamal Al Harif, from Manchester, is believed to have left the UK for Syria a year ago.<p>Now Chair of the …

There’s Something About Riga

Look skyward while walking around <b>Riga</b> and you will be rewarded with glimpses of fanciful architectural flourishes. Roughly 40 percent of the buildings in this port city were built in the Art Nouveau style.<p>Some of these stately stunners—constructed primarily at the turn of the 20th century, during …

European Travel

Samsung purportedly takes poke at Apple fanboys searching for iPhone 6S

<i>Technically Incorrect offers a slightly twisted take on the tech that's taken over our lives.</i><p>It's been a long while since Samsung teased Apple.<p>Perhaps the combination of Apple sucking all the media oxygen from the atmosphere, coupled with Samsung's difficult commercial times has meant a certain …

Google Search

Channel 4 to shut E4 on day of general election to encourage youth vote

Channel 4 will shut down E4 on the day of the general election, pulling the plug on a schedule including hit US comedies The Big Bang Theory and How I Met Your Mother, in a bid to encourage more young people to vote.<p>Viewers tuning in on 7 May will see “Darren”, the man responsible for keeping E4 on …

Elections

Hatton Garden raid: up to 70 safe-deposit boxes broken into

The scale and audacity of a raid on the heart of London’s jewellery trade became clear on Wednesday as Scotland Yard revealed that a gang had broken into as many as 70 safe-deposit boxes containing jewellery and valuables, much of their cache uninsured.<p>It is understood heavy equipment was used to …

United Kingdom

This Microsoft help page comes with a warning: 'this process requires patience'

How could something so simple become so hopelessly complicated?<p>I may have accidentally stumbled into the purgatory of Microsoft online services. It all happened innocently enough: if you're anything like me, you probably set up your Xbox Live account many years ago. Maybe you were even a child or a …

What the River Knows: Siem Reap, Cambodia

Changing Planet<p><i>In this series, “What the River Knows,” by Basia Irland, the artist and water activist writes from the perspective of each river, using the first person. Installments are published in Water Currents every other week on Mondays. The first post is about the Ping River in Chiang Mai,</i> …

Vietnam War

Woman wins right to seek money from ex-husband 30 years after breakup

A woman whose marriage broke down more than 30 years ago has won the right to seek payments from her ex-husband, a one-time new age traveller who became a multimillionaire businessman.<p>Kathleen Wyatt has been granted permission by the supreme court to lodge a belated claim against Dale Vince, who …

Family Court

'Cowshed Cinderella' wins £1.3m from her parents after being made to milk cows while her sisters partied

Eirian Davies, 45, is awarded compensation by the High Court in Cardiff after her parents made her stay at home at their dairy farm for 30 years<p>A farmer's daughter known as the "Cowshed Cinderella" has won £1.3million from her parents for her 30 years of work and losing out on her young days of …

First full body transplant is two years away, surgeon claims

Doctor plans to graft a living person’s head on to a donor body using procedures he believes will soon be ready<p>A surgeon says full-body transplants could become a reality in just two years.<p>Sergio Canavero, a doctor in Turin, Italy, has drawn up plans to graft a living person’s head on to a donor …

University of California

Raspberry Pi Home Theater Streams Netflix, Amazon And Your Movie Collection (video)

Anyone who enjoys building projects using the awesome Raspberry Pi mini PC might be interested in a project that has been published by DIY Tryin.<p>The …

Swedish woman who 'kept daughters captive for over a decade' arrested

A Swedish woman who allegedly kept her daughters captive indoors for several years has been arrested.<p>Police officers suspected that the 59-year-old “restricted her children’s freedom ... for quite a few years”.<p>One of the now adult children managed to briefly leave the apartment in the small …

Crime

In another brilliant move, IBM just budgeted $1 billion to take down EMC

This is important and interesting for a whole bunch of reasons — and shows that CEO Ginni Rometty has her competitive game on.<p>She's got a plan to move her massive 400,000-ish strong workforce from shrinking businesses and towards growth areas, even though it's painful, with a number of quiet …

EMC’s Pivotal to Embrace Open Source, and Hortonworks Too

Pivotal will now be pushing Hortonworks' version of Hadoop in most cases.<p>Pivotal, the big data and software division of storage and IT giant EMC, will today announce plans to release open source versions of its big data and analytics software.<p>Creating what it is calling the Pivotal Big Data Suite, …

Ten hours walking in Paris as a Jew

"Ten hours walking in Paris as a Jew" shows Jewish reporter apparently receiving verbal abuse as he walks through Paris and its suburbs for news site owned by Netanyahu supporter<p>An online video of a kippa-clad Jewish reporter walking through the streets of Paris and receiving insults has been …

Hackers steal £650 million in world's biggest bank raid

Investigators uncover what is thought to be the biggest ever cybercrime with more than £650 million going missing from banks around the world<p>British banks are thought to have lost tens of millions of pounds after a gang of Russian based hackers spent the last two years orchestrating the largest …

Spearphishing

Google creates an ominous robotic dog, and repeatedly kicks it

<i>This post has been corrected.</i><p>Google-owned Boston Dynamics has unveiled “Spot,” its latest robotic creature, which weighs 160 lb (73kg) and can scamper up and down stairs and other uneven terrain with its vaguely terrifying AI gait. In the video below, Spot’s creators also demonstrate its stability …

Saudi Historian Says U.S. Women Drive Because They Don't Care If They're Raped

A Saudi Arabian historian trying to justify the nation's ban on female drivers says women who drive in other countries such as the United States don't care if they're raped and that sexual violence "is no big deal to them."<p>Saleh al-Saadoon claimed in a recent TV interview that women can be raped …

Let hackers in: Experts say traps might be better than walls

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Ever since the Internet blossomed in the 1990s, cybersecurity was built on the idea that computers could be protected by a …

Are you a hack waiting to happen? Your boss wants to know

NEW YORK (AP) — The next phishing email you get could be from your boss.With high-profile security breaches on the rise, from Sony Pictures to …

Local MP had proposed all girls had to be virgins in order to graduate from school<p>High-school girls in an Indonesian district will not be subjected to virginity tests in order to graduate, an official has insisted, after a lawmaker sparked an outcry by proposing the move.<p>The MP in the Jember local …

High School

Chinese Students Kicked Out Of Harvard Conference After Taiwan Row

<i>[The post has been updated with a response from a Harvard MUN organizer.]</i><p>Delegates at a model United Nations Conference got a taste of a real life international row after Chinese students and US organizers clashed over one of the world’s most delicate diplomatic talking points – Taiwan.<p>The row came …

Your Samsung TV is eavesdropping on your private conversations

Be careful what you say in front of your Samsung TV. It's listening to you.<p>Many Samsung "SmartTVs" come equipped with voice recognition, which allows you to bark commands at your TV. Since the television is always listening for your voice, Samsung has warned its SmartTV customers that every word is …

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Exclusive: Pivotal CEO says open source Hadoop tech is coming

Image copyright Pivotal CEO Paul Maritz / Jakub Mosur.Pivotal, the cloud computing spinoff from EMC and VMware that launched in 2013, is preparing to …

A Rare Look Inside A Massive Bitcoin Mine

Bitcoin mining is not a pretty business. It requires lots of specialized servers that are essentially unusable for normal computing and lots of cooling. But when you bring thousands of miners together in the same room, things really get ugly.<p>Motherboard has some fascinating footage of a bitcoin …

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I wanted reconciliation, says Holocaust survivor whose biopic led to SS guard investigation

A Holocaust survivor whose biopic documentary has led to an investigation into an elderly woman alleged to be a member of the SS has revealed that his intention was only to reach out and reconcile with the woman who guarded him in Belsen concentration camp.<p>Tomi Reichental’s story Close to Evil has …

Holocaust Remembrance Day

Google Can Now Help You Calculate The Size Of a Mortgage

It seems like Google can do almost everything for us now; the company today added a new feature that allows you to quickly do calculations for taking out a mortgage.<p>The new feature lets you ask the search engine questions like “how much can I borrow at $200 a month” and Google will quickly spit out …